Dr Mark Wotherspoon
Consultant in Sports Medicine
MBBS, Dip SEM, FFSEM (UK)
I am a Consultant in Sport, Exercise and Musculoskeletal Medicine with a specialist interest in chronic groin pain, underperformance syndrome and tendon injuries.
I qualified from St George’s Hospital in 1985. Having worked in Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and A&E, I completed my GP vocational training in 1991. I was a Principal in General Practice until 2010. I completed my diploma in Sport and Exercise Medicine in 1992 and have worked in Sport and Exercise Medicine since then.
I am a founding fellow of the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine and have extensive Team Doctor experience.
I was the club doctor at Fulham FC for 8 years from 1992 to 2000, at London Irish RFC for 2 years from 2002 to 2004 and am currently the Lead Medical Officer at Southampton FC. I was also Chief Medical Officer for England and Great Britain hockey for seven years and attended 2 Commonwealth Games and 1 Olympic game in this role. I have been a Medical Officer for England Cricket Team since 2007. I worked at the English Institute of Sport, based at Bisham Abbey from its origins till 2013 and in this capacity have attended The World Student Games in 1997, European Cups and World Championships across a wide variety of Olympic Sports including hockey, rowing, canoeing and speed skating.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Mark Wotherspoon at Spire include:
Sports and exercise medicine
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Member of the British Olympic Medical Committee (1993-2010)
Doping Control Officer for UK Sport (1992-1997)
Consultant in Sport, Exercise and Musculoskeletal Medicine at Wimbledon Clinics, Parkside Hospital, Wimbledon
Consultant in Sport, Exercise and Musculoskeletal Medicine for Bupa Wellness, Reading
Medical Lead Southampton Football Club
Medical Officer for England Cricket
Medical Officer for the Ladies European Golf Tour
Hon Consultant in SEM at the North Hampshire Hospital, Basingstoke
Regional Representative (Wessex) for Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine